Awards Watch Archive for December, 2010

Top Tens: December 31, 2010

There were a couple of technical glitches as the new system settles in – but the lists are starting to add up now. Yes, Social Network stays on top, but Inception and The King’s Speech are moving up the charts.

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Shawn Levy

Shawn Levy The Oregonian Babies Black Swan The FIghter The Ghost Writer The Illusionist Inception The King’s Speech The Social Network A Town Called Panic Winter’s Bone

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Duane Dudek

Duane Dudek Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel The Social Network Exit Through the Gift Shop Inception Mesrine: Killer Instinct/Carlos Mid-August Lunch Winter’s Bone Another Year The Fighter Black Swan True Grit

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Rick Bentley

Rick Bentley McClatchy Newspapers Inception Winter’s Bone Tangled The King’s Speech Love and Other Drugs Black Swan Easy A Toy Story 3 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo The Town

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Ken Eisner

Ken Eisner Georgia Straight (Vancouver) The Social Network True Grit The King’s Speech The Secret in Their Eyes Please Give Toy Story 3 The Kids Are All Right Exit Through the Gift Shop Our Beloved

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Chris Vognar

Chris Vognar Dallas Morning News 127 Hours A Prophet Winter’s Bone The Social Network Exit Through the Gift Shop Toy Story 3 Red Riding Trilogy Inception True Grit The Fighter

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Charles Ealy

Charles Ealy Austin 350 Inception Black Swan Winter’s Bone Inside Job Another Year 127 Hours The Kids Are All Right The King’s Speech Four Lions The Social Network

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Michael Compton

Michael Compton The Daily News Winter’s Bone The Social Network Inception The King’s Speech Red Riding Trilogy Toy Story 3 Exit Through the Gift Shop The Fighter 127 Hours Get Low

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Sean Means

Sean Means Salt Lake Tribune 127 Hours Exit Through the Gift Shop Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Inception The Social Network Another Year Catfish Winter’s Bone Toy Story 3 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Nathan Rose

Nathan Rose FlickDirect Inception Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 Tangled Expendables True Grit Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Predators A Nightmare on Elm Street Alice in Wonderland Salt

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Dann Gire

Dann Gire Chicago Daily Herald Toy Story 3 Inception The Social Network The King’s Speech Winter’s Bone The Kids Are All Right True Grit Rabbit Hole Shutter Island Black Swan

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Critics Top Ten List 2010: Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott Tri-City Herald The King’s Speech The Kids are All Right The Social Network Toy Story 3 How to Train Your Dragon Waiting for Superman Red 127 Hours The FIghter True Grit

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9 Weeks To Oscar: Let The Narratives Begin!

Here we are… ballots are out… Phase One will be over in a couple of weeks… and the battle for The Big Win has begun. The primary weapon is in the process of changing from the movies themselves (central to The Great Settling™… c/o Mr Condon) to The Narratives. The Narratives are the big perspective…

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Has Buried’s Screenwriter Broken Rules With A Letter To The Academy?

Has Buried‘s Screenwriter Broken Rules With A Letter To The Academy?

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“The Steak Eater Theory [on the Oscars] is beautiful, but it has its detractors.”

“The Steak Eater Theory [on the Oscars] is beautiful, but it has its detractors.”

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Skolimowski Sez Polish Oscar Entry Essential Killing Does Not Glorify Taliban

Skolimowski Sez Polish Oscar Entry Essential Killing Does Not Glorify Taliban

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Stanley Fish Sez True Grit Is The Rare “Religious Movie”

Stanley Fish Sez True Grit Is The Rare “Religious Movie”

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WGA Blue-Pencils Non-Sig Scripts

WGA Blue-Pencils Non-Sig Scripts King’s Speech, Blue Valentine, Winter’s Bone, Another Year, Toy Story 3 & A Buncha Others

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Anne-T Offers Theory Kids Are All Right Might Get Dissed

“Oscar campaigners call them the Steak Eaters. The Academy is full of them—they’re red-blooded males (not just American—Brits and Aussies too)… They vote for big movies that make big money, good solid moviemaking” Anne-T Offers Theory Kids Are All Right Might Get Dissed By Manly Men

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Anne-T Catches Up With Ever-Prolific Producer Scott Rudin

Anne-T Catches Up With Ever-Prolific Producer Scott Rudin

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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould